Best Folk Rock Artists

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21Bruce Springsteen + E Street
22Van Morrison

Great artist, his music to me is kind of a mixture of jazz, rock, and folk. Unbelievable songwriter, and been around a long time.

No! Why isn't Van Morrison in the top ten? Sacrilege!

23Blackmore's Night

Blackmore's Night can take you to the time and place where dragons exist, there built the castle with knights and princesses, when love is in every breath and the roses shine like thousand hearts.

Truly amazing atmosphere in their music and consistent quality throughout. One the most inspired bands ever really.

I love Blackmores night and no other folk rock! They have Richie blackmore for one thing! It needs to be number one! Best folk rock band of all time.

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24The Avett Brothers

They have a song for every feeling and scenario you can have

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25Jethro TullJethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

Should be number one since they brought the rock aspect a little more than the others. CSN was more easy rock, but I'll take them all in any order. Fabulous talented band, unlike others mentioned.

That's actually folk not only guitar

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26Peter Paul and Mary

I realize their heyday was fifty years ago, still they should be top ten.

Should be in the Top 10. This list is all wrong!

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27Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Robert Plant and John Paul Jones have both done a lot of folk and bluegrass since Zeppelin. Plant, in particular, made the incredible album Raising Sand with Alison Krauss...

I don't think Led Zeppelin should be on this list. They may have a few songs that are a little folky but they are predominantly rock.

Stairway to heaven, the battle of evermore, going to California,... are folk rock songs afterall

28Sons of the East

Brilliant songs with a light hearted feel that carries a strong message. River man is my personal fave.

29Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.V2 Comments
30Jim Croce
31Jack Johnson
32PassengerMichael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

Very lovely music, specifically lyrics, Michael David Rosenberg with little weird voice. but I was very touched by let her go, life's for the living, patient love, walk in the rain, scare away the dark, circles.

The whole All the little lights album moved me very much. That's why I was scrolling down this list. But to no avail. Passenger couldn't be found. So I added him. Cheers!

Passenger is my favorite singing. "Holes" and "let her go" is my favorite songs.

Amazing artist! He should be higher on this list!

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34Lindisfarne

Should be much higher on this list, at least 30 of the bands currently above them pale in comparison. Their first two albums "Nicely Out Of Tune" and "Fog On The Tyne" were landmark albums, their second being the biggest selling album in the U.K. In 1972. Alan Hull was a great songwriter and the bass player wasn't far behind. Jacka had a great blues voice and Simon Cowe was a gifted musician, all in all a perfect folk rock band.

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35Bon Iver

This guy MUST be higher on the list! His Self Titled Album is the pure definition of BEAUTIFUL and surprisingly NOSTALGIC!

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36Fairport Convention

Come on guys - Fairport's Liege and Lief invented the genre. No one surpasses Sandy Denny, and Richard Thompson was and indeed still is one of the world's greatest songwriters and guitarists.

Just listen to their albums Time, Hark the village wait or sails of silver

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37America

Look up sister golden hair and a horse with no name its one of my all time favorite bands.

My favorite band, there's lot of bands that the one can remember them with one song or two, but America! GOD!

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39Tom WaitsThomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.
40Elliott Smith

Should be higher on the list. What is wrong with you people?!

One of the most talented singer-songwriters to ever live.

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